It's been well over a week since the Oscars aired, but the women of Hollywood are still speaking out against host Seth MacFarlane's We Saw Your Boobs song. From Jamie Lee Curtis' Huffington Post article calling out his hosting stint as a "cheesy vaudeville show" to Geena Davis' saying the Family Guy showed "disrespect for women," these ladies didn't find his opening monologue a laughing matter.
Curtis started her column out by saying that she's familiar with MacFarlane's "cruel, cheap jokes," writing: "As an Academy member, as the child of former Academy members and as a woman, I expected more from the best that the movie business has to offer. The Oscars are about honoring art and artists."
But it was the "boob song" that really got to the True Lies star. "The 'boob' song, as it will be known in perpetuity, may go down as the highest-rated Oscar number in history, but at what cost? I'm sure public executions would get big ratings too, but is that what the Oscars are truly about? Ratings? When did they turn into a 'roast'? At least at a roast you know what's in store. What if actors and actresses stopped attending the Oscars because it was deemed open session to ridicule and parody them? Would the Academy be so cavalier then?"
Meanwhile, Davis, 57, commented on the song to California State Assembly members on Monday, saying, "But it helps illustrate how tone-deaf we can still be regarding the status of women."
Curtis and Davis weren't the only ones offended by MacFarlane. Jane Fonda, 75, also wrote on her blog about the Oscars: "What I really didn't like was the song and dance number about seeing actress' boobs. I agree with someone who said, 'If they want to stoop to that, why not list all the penises we've seen?'"
What do you think? Are these ladies right, or are they taking the joke too seriously?
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